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Round Lodge

Myddfai, West Wales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
2 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Unique 16th-century cottage with original country decor
  • Completely rural location, half a mile from the neighbouring property
  • No TV or Wi-Fi for a complete escape to the country
Property code: BN309

Utterly unique property with an on-site generator and its own water supply, perfect for eco-friendly guests looking to completely unwind in rural Wales. Warming wood burner and generous outdoor space for winter and summer.

Filled to the brim with local history, this unique Game Keeper’s cottage is ideal for unwinding in the glorious Brecon Beacons National Park. Jump on your mountain bike or don walking boots for a trip to the Usk Reservoir (9 miles) or take a walk along the River Towry (2 miles). Enjoy bird spotting in this area rich with wildlife, or set off in the dead of night for unforgettable Dark Skies star spotting. Despite it’s peaceful and rural location you’ll find the market town of Llandovery just 3 miles away, with a castle, restaurants and plenty of pubs. Jump on the Heart of Wales train line from Llandovery Station, getting to the city of Swansea in just over an hour.

Completely unique from the inside out, this 16th-century property retains plenty of traditional charm and original decor. It is the former gamekeeper’s cottage to LLwynywormwood House, which is across the valley and owned by HRH Prince of Wales. Switch on the Victorian gas lighting and unwind in the cosy lounge. Savour the peace and quiet of no TV or Wi-Fi, enjoying one another’s company or pick up a good book to enjoy. The lounge has comfy sofas, radio/CD player and a wood burner for ambient evenings, whilst the adjacent conservatory is a relaxing spot for birdwatching. This open-plan room also contains a gas cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave for preparing dinner, as well as a spacious dining table for evening meals. Completing the ground floor is a shower room with WC and ornate tiling. Head upstairs via narrow cottage-style stairs to find four snug bedrooms. Two of these are peaceful singles, one is a sociable twin and the final room is a comfortable double with sloping ceilings. A retro bathroom with WC and bath complete this unforgettable cottage.

Head outside via the conservatory to find a generous garden set to lawn, with a steep drop into the lower field. Dine alfresco at the picnic table or fire up the BBQ for summer evenings. Be sure to make use of the summer house for storing mountain bikes and sports equipment, or simply enjoy dark skies and red kite spotting in the garden.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin and 2 singles
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 with WC and shower, 1 with bath and WC
  • Gas cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Underfloor heating in lounge
  • Electricity generated on-site
  • Private water supply
  • Wood burner
  • CD/Radio
  • No mobile reception
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • BBQ
  • 2 dogs welcome (ground floor only)
  • Storage for bikes
  • Accessed along a forest track – unsuitable for low cars
  • Steep drop in rear garden
  • Sloped and low ceilings in first-floor bedrooms
  • Pub and shop 3 miles

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Hobday September 2020

Round Lodge is the perfect place to get away from a busy world in genuinely unique property that is off the beaten track in a beautiful setting. Cozy, quirky, human. No Wi-fi and some of the conveniences are not modern. But a home from home where you can relax and enjoy a mix of hill walking and games by the log fire.

Reviewed by Mr Holsgrove August 2020

The cottage and location was beautiful. Cottage owner was knowledgeable and friendly but generally left us to ourselves which was great. It was so nice I want to move there!

Reviewed by Mrs Dale July 2020

Very warm and cosy in a quiet location.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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